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support visitor attraction campaign
In 2011, UCI launched a new $6.5 million Visitor Attraction Campaign as a second phase of its three phase Destination: University Circle strategy. In Phase I UCI raised $10 million for its Euclid Gateway Vision project, Bringing Back Euclid Avenue and adding important visitor amenities and completing the first phase of its $7 million Endowment Campaign.
The Visitor Attraction Campaign includes a $3 million capital campaign fundraising effort to build CircleWalk, an interactive walking tour of the Circle, and a $2 million fundraising effort to complete UCI's $7 million Endowment Campaign to sustain UCI's many development, service, and advocacy initiatives.
CircleWalk will serve as University Circle's newest visitor attraction and a major catalyst for economic growth. The interactive walking tour will artfully weave together the Circle's stories through dozens of prominent and compelling points of interest combining history; art and architecture; and environment and ecology. CircleWalk will continue to enrich the visitor experience by drawing more visitors to the Circle to learn about its origins, discover its most important stories, and inspire visitors to return often.
Sustaining the Visitor Experience
Sustaining the Visitor Experience is Phase II of UCI's $7 million Endowment Campaign. A successful campaign outcome will increase UCI's endowment to $20 million and generate over $1 million in annual unrestricted revenue to support UCI's development, service, and advocacy initiatives.
UCI has already raised $3 million toward its $7 million goal by securing $2 million in matching funds from our trustees and the philanthropic community and $1 million in challenge funds from The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust. To complete the campaign, UCI must raise an additional $2 million in matching funds to be eligible to receive the remaining $1.5 million in challenge funds from The Kent H Smith Charitable Trust.
For more information about the Visitor Attraction Campaign, please contact Amy Dwyer-Shute at (216) 707-5047.
UCI will gratefully accept estate gifts. Gifts may be made by will or trust. For more information about including UCI in your estate planning, contact Dan Stahura at (216) 707-5046.
new in the circle
Oh, there will be the usual suspects: Ice carvers, horse-drawn carriage rides, craft fairs, carolers, sled dogs, performances of Peter & the Wolf, balloon...
What is Wade Oval Winter? It's University Circle's new way of celebrating the snowy months of the year. Wade Oval Winter incorporates two popular annual events, The Rink at Wade Oval and Holiday CircleFest, with some new and exciting twists.